Plane Crashes in Jenison, Pilot Uninjured

Posted at 5:13 AM, Feb 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-13 10:25:12-05

JENISON, Mich. – A pilot managed to escape from a plane crash with no injuries Tuesday afternoon.

According to a report from the National Weather Service, Ben Schaefer was landing his Cessna 172, when the aircraft slid due to ice on the runway.  Schaefer lost control and the plane ended up hitting a snow embankment and rolling over.

There was significant damage to the aircraft, but the pilot was uninjured.

The plane is registered to the Green Falcons Flying Club in Wyoming.  Interestingly, FAA and NTSB records show that the same plane was involved in a similar accident in Kendallville, IN in 1977.